What If You Only Sometimes Work Out?

Here’s what intermittent exercise does to the body

Illustration: Luyi Wang

“People used to think you weren’t getting any benefit if you didn’t at least exercise for 10 minutes. That’s not true. Any amount accumulated throughout the day is beneficial.”

“Most cardiorespiratory endurance will be gone in three to four weeks,” Morris says. “Muscular strength and muscular endurance are slower to decline, taking six weeks or more. It can take up to 12 months to lose all the muscular fitness gained from a regular exercise program.”

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